getting info off a dead HDD.. spinrite no workey.
Not sure if this belongs in this room, since it's not really software related either..
I have a hard drive that I've been holding on to that I am still hoping I can get some info off of. I had a LOT of pictures from my travels to Germany, Paris, Amsterdam, Swiss Alps, Saudi and Kuwait.. I am really wanting to get these back, that's what means the most to me.
My photography professor mentioned that it will cost her about $1000 to get info off of her two crashed HDD's and I was thinking spinrite, but it's never worked for me out of three HDD's I've tried it on. I get the program to run and all, but it doesn't produce a result.
The dead HDD in question is an older Maxtor P-ATA 320g that had the 'click of death' and died about 3 years ago. like I said, I've tried Spinrite on it but to no avail. I didn't think Spinrite would work seeing as the click of death is a mechanical error. I entertained the thought of switching the plates to an identical HDD, but that would be too risky, and I don't think it will work.
Can anyone offer any products or software that has been successful at retrieving files off of these dead drives??
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